An international expedition of underwater researchers has found the bell from a destroyer ORP Kujawiak sunk during World War II. The ship was sunk on the night of June 15th 1942 on the shore of Malta while escorting an alliance convoy. The group of ships was attacked by 60 Italian bombers after which the Kujawiak hit a German sea-mine that killed 13 of its crew.
The ship was found in the shore waters of Malta on the depth of 95 metres by members of an expedition composed of Polish, Australian, America, English, Italian and Maltese researchers. The discovered bell is a first artefact found on a wreck of a Polish warship sunk after 1939. The artefact will be recovered and undergo conservation after which it will be displayed at the Sea Museum at La Valletta.
(after Nowy Zabytek)